siz·​able | \ ˈsī-zə-bəl How to pronounce sizable (audio) \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ ˈsī-​zə-​blē How to pronounce sizable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.
Recent Examples on the Web Heavy wildfire smoke will sit over the Pacific Northwest Thursday and Friday and air quality alerts span the region due to the sizable number of wildfires, including the country's largest fire currently burning thousands of acres. Hannah Gard And Judson Jones, CNN, 15 July 2021 Data, however, indicates there are still a sizable number of organizations out there that are using older technology. Shelly Freeman, Forbes, 25 June 2021 Several synagogues lie within walking distance of the condo tower that collapsed Thursday in Surfside, and a sizable number of the missing are Jewish. Lisa J. Huriash,, 24 June 2021 The show and film look at the sizable Latin community, from Dominicans to Puerto Ricans, in Washington Heights. Charles Passy, WSJ, 3 June 2021 Burdened by pandemic lockdowns, San Luis Obispo County delivered a sizable number of signatures to the Newsom recall effort. Brittny Mejia Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 Other sizable investments in technology are being made in cities such as Shanghai and Beijing. John Mac Ghlionn, National Review, 17 May 2021 But the thing that always stuck out across Northern Ireland, and even in my hometown, is that there was always a sizable Chinese community. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, 17 May 2021 The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, home to a sizable East African community, generally had lower case rates than many Minneapolis neighborhoods in recent months. Michael Corey, Star Tribune, 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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“Sizable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


variants: or sizeable \ ˈsī-​zə-​bəl \

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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